Norbert Mao who serves as the Democratic Party (DP) president, has accused the National Unity Platform of receiving Shs3.1 billion government funds and asked them to stop pretending as if they have never received them
Norbert Mao said the money was extended through the Inter-party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) to NUP to facilitate the party’s political activities.
“For the record, NUP declined to join IPOD for reasons well stated, and has not accepted any facilitation from them. We are aware of the funds given to political parties under IPOD, but we declined all of them, as long as Museveni continues to use it to legitimize his illegitimate gun rule,” NUP said in December 2021.
The party has also in the past accused the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) of turning IPOD into a forum in which party principals meet for a cup of tea and photo opportunity.
However, according to Mao, whereas some opposition leaders are opposed to the IPOD agenda, the platform has yielded good results which he says, the ‘mockers’ never talk about.